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  • Nuisance ordinance needs to be redrafted We are disappointed that the City Council removed the teeth from the "nuisance ordinance" and looked the other way rather than embracing an opportunity to move the city forward. There remains one last opportunity for the council to do the right thin

    August 24, 2013

  • Protect horses from slaughter All across America, horses are revered as cultural icons who helped us navigate our cities and settle the West. They are loyal companions and partners in recreation and sport. It’s no different in Iowa, where we fawn over show ponies, cheer on race h

    July 14, 2013

  • The play's the thing What a disappointment to read in the Courier that Ottumwa school district officials won't let high school drama students perform "The Laramie Project" play. Their reasoning is that it is not a family-oriented play and that OHS students should be perf

    July 13, 2013

  • Ah, the good old days We had it good. My father worked at Morell's. We had what we needed, a little to save and a nice vacation in the summer. As I grew up, a factory job was there. All you had to do was go into a factory and say, "I want to work." They had you working th

    July 13, 2013

  • Don't deny theatrical production I am a 2008 graduate of Ottumwa High School and some unsettling news was brought to my attention. The superintendent of the Ottumwa Schools has decided not to give permission to the OHS Drama department to perform the show “The Laramie Project." Fo

    July 13, 2013

  • OHS play should be performed To the Ottumwa school district and superintendent: As a graduate of the Ottumwa school district, I would like to voice a concern. I have been informed that you have recently turned down Mrs. Saunders the opportunity to direct "The Laramie Project" on

    July 13, 2013

  • Kudos to Brindley and Heintz Kudos to Brindley and Heintz I echo the sentiments of the letter writer in regards to Matt Brindley's writing, and also I like the today's "The Rookie," written by Andy Heintz. It's still "I like Mike," forever. And "ditto" to the criticisms of the

    July 10, 2013

  • Can redemption a challenge Can redemption a challenge Many have noticed that the can redemption center at Tenco has closed for two weeks to allow us to install additional equipment donated by John Deere Ottumwa Works and a chance to get caught up. We understand that this prese

    July 10, 2013

  • Brindley's columns are great Brindley's columns are great I enjoy Matt Brindley's columns! Keep up the good work. I'm a former Ottumwan and have a lot of family still living there and visit when I can. I read Matt's columns online and every chance I can, I pick up the Courier. I

    July 10, 2013

  • USSSA tournament a grand success USSSA tournament a grand success Kevin Hatfield approached me back in April about using the adult softball league fields as part of a USSSA Girls State Softball Tournament for June 29-30. I really did not know what to expect but told him we would be

    July 10, 2013

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